Males aged 20 & over, in four industrial categories

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1831 Occupational Categories (simplified) 1831
Agriculture 40 Show data context
Manufacturing 0 Show data context
Retail & Handicraft 6 Show data context
Other 2 Show data context
Date: Source:
1831 1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1831 David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.


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The 1831 census provided information at parish-level on the number of males aged over 20 in each of nine occupational categories. Here we re-organise those nine categories into four to get some sense of the distribution of agriculture, of the new manufacturing industries and of the urban "trades". "Agriculture" is quite well-defined here, combining large- and small-scale farmers with agricultural labourers. "Manufacturing" is narrowly defined, excluding labourers and "capitalists", and focuses on the new factory-...

based industries. "Retail and handicrafts" covers the many workers in small businesses who sold products at the front of their shop and made them at the back. The "other" category covers "capitalists" and professionals, labourers outside agriculture, servants and "others".

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wormshill CP/AP through time | Industry Statistics | Males aged 20 & over, in four industrial categories, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd February 2017